dispatches from the pop scene...minus the corn syrup.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

UK Chart Roundup: 5 Seconds Of Summer, Martin Garrix & Faul Shake Up The Top 10

And so Duke Dumont's Whitney Houston-sampling house jam "I Got U" is replaced atop the UK chart by Australian boy band 5 Seconds Of Summer and their song about American Apparel underwear, "She Looks So Perfect." Excellent.

The more interesting stuff is actually happening below this trash, as Faul and Wad Ad's re-swizzing of Pnau's 2007 song "Baby," now titled "Changes," goes in at #3. Little kiddies singing above a house beat? Saucy!



This brings us to Martin Garrix and Jay Hardway's dance cut "Wizard," which debuts at #7. Seventeen year old Dutch DJ Garrix hit #1 in the UK a few weeks back with "Animals" (which is currently at #23 on the Billboard Hot 100), so hopefully he's spending his newfound cash on something classy like back-alley Amsterdam hookers and blow.

The UK Top 10:

1. "She Looks So Perfect" - 5 Seconds Of Summer *new* *1 week*
2. "I Got U" - Duke Dumont feat. Jax Jones
3. "Changes" - Faul & Wad Ad vs. Pnau *new*
4. "My Love" - Route 94 feat. Jess Glynne
5. "All Of Me" - John Legend
6. "Happy" - Pharrell
7. "Wizard" - Martin Garrix & Jay Hardway *new*
8. "Rather Be" - Clean Bandit feat. Jess Glynne
9. "Dark Horse" - Katy Perry feat. Juicy J
10. "Tsunami" - DVBBS & Bourgeous feat. Tinie Tempah

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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Scarlet Pleasure's "Windy": The Fourth Great New Single Released In 2014

So here's how it breaks down: the first great single of 2014 was Katy B's "Crying For No Reason"; the second, Route 94's deep house jam "My Love" (that video makes me want to have six one night stands in one, um, night); and the third, Kiesza's "Hideaway."

So here we are with the next in the lineup, courtesy of Danish band Scarlet Pleasure. Their debut single "Windy" has been released by Copenhagen Records, the same label Alphabeat are/were on.

The song itself is Marvin Gaye's "Inner City Blues" meets Hi Five's "The Kissing Game," with a dash of Michael Jackson. Enjoy below.

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Sam Smith's Dreary "Stay With Me" Video: What Am I Missing With This Guy?

Everyone's been jackrabbiting their vaginas with Barbie doll legs over Sam Smith like it was the second coming of Adele or something, but I have to admit, so far I'm not hearing anything extraordinary. What am I missing here?

Naughty Boy's Sam Smith-featuring  "La La La" didn't really do it for me. Disclosure's "Latch" is better. Smith's own "Money On My Mind" really had no hook (in my opinion), and now there's "Stay With Me."

The most interesting thing about this one is it looks like, at the beginning of the clip, he's walking outside after spending a night with a dude. (That's totally a guy's back in the bed, right?)

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

US Chart Roundup: Kylie Lands 3rd Top 40 Album

Kylie Minogue's 12th studio album Kiss Me Once enters the Billboard 200 at #31 this week, and becomes her third album to make the US Top 40, following Fever in 2002 (#3) and Aphrodite in 2010 (#19). The Aussie pop queen has had three other album chart on the Billboard 200 over the years, including Kylie in 1988 (#53), Body Language in 2004 (#42) and X in 2008 (#139). That last one's still hard to type — UNDERRATED!

Anyway, while Kiss Me Once was beat to the top of the UK chart this past Sunday by George Michael's Symphonica, poor old George limped into the Billboard 200 at #60.

Over on the Hot 100, Justin Timberlake's "Not A Bad Thing" jumps into the Top 40 at #27, thus marking his highest charting single since "Mirrors" landed at #2 last year. Also making the Top 40 this week: Naughty Boy and Sam Smith's former UK chart topper "La La La," which moves up to #39.

The U.S. Top 10:

1. "Happy" - Pharrell Williams *5 weeks*
2. "All Of Me" - John Legend
3. "Dark Horse" - Katy Perry feat. Juicy J
4. "Talk Dirty" - Jason Derulo feat. 2 Chainz
5. "Let It Go" - Idina Menzel
6. "Pompeii" - Bastille
7. "Team" - Lorde
8. "Counting Stars" - OneRepublic
9. "The Man" - Aloe Blacc
10. "Drunk In Love" - Beyonce feat. Jay Z

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Sunday, March 23, 2014

UK Chart Roundup: George Michael Cock-Blocks Kylie's 'Kiss Me Once' On The Album Chart

George Michael's Symphonica wins the UK album chart race against Kylie Minogue's Kiss Me Once, causing the "Sexercize" butt bouncer to go in at #2. This gives George his seventh trip to the top of the album chart in his home country, and Kylie her third LP to reach #2 (after Light Years in 2000 and The Abbey Road Sessions in 2012).

Kylie has had five albums reach #1 in the UK: Kylie (1988), Enjoy Yourself (1989), Greatest Hits (1992), Fever (2001) and Aphrodite (2010). The rest of her studio album chart positions break down as follows:

Rhythm Of Love (1990), #9
Let's Get To It (1991), #15
Kylie Minogue (1994), #4
Impossible Princess (1997), #10
Light Years (2000), #2
Body Language (2003), #6
X (2007), #4
Kiss Me Once (2014), #2

Over on the singles chart, Kylie's "Into The Blue" drops from #12 to #31 in its second week (Eeeeek!), while Duke Dumont scores his second #1, with "I Got U."

Now, get U to watching the video:



The UK Top 10:

1. "I Got U" - Duke Dumont feat. Jax Jones *new* *1 week*
2. "My Love" - Route 94 feat. Jess Glynne
3. "All Of Me" - John Legend
4. "Happy" - Pharrell
5. "Tsunami" - DVBBS & Bourgeous feat. Tinie Tempah
6. "Word Up!" - Little Mix *new*
7. "Rather Be" - Clean Bandit feat. Jess Glynne
8. "Dark Horse" - Katy Perry feat. Juicy J
9. "I'm A Freak" - Enrique Iglesias feat. Pitbull
10. "Money On My Mind" - Sam Smith

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Will Lady Gaga's Epic "G.U.Y. - An ARTPOP Film" Video Turn The Album's Ship Around?

Say what you want about Lady Gaga's third LP ARTPOP (and I've said plenty, about both the album upon its fall release and it's current, limbo-like state): The "G.U.Y." video is pretty stunning.

And, no, I'm not just saying that because, shit you not, Michael Jackson springs up out of a coffin in this fantastically trashy clip.

(Althought, seriously...WHAT THE FUCK WITH THAT?!)

Rather, this 11-minute epic has all the hallmarks of a Gaga classic: A grandiose, ambitious theme; solid dancing; fantastic costumes; a beauttiful location; and lots of skin.

This time, it all comes together and works, as opposed to the overly-pretentious "Marry The Night" video from a few years back.

"G.U.Y." feels like the first right move Gaga herself has made with regards to ARTPOP. I still think the album is pretty great, if not a bit of a grower. But this video (and song choice) signal that this bitch is finally getting back to what made her exciting in the first place.

Oh, and there are hags from the Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills in here too, looking perfectly, marvelously ridiculous. Bravo!

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Justin Timberlake's "Not A Bad Thing" Video Wants You To Make This A Viral Sensation

I know, I know — most of you can't stand Justin Timberlake to begin with, and weren't on board with my raving about "Mirrors" all last year. So get jacked up, because while I've already stated here what a jam "Not A Bad Thing" is, the video is way too try-hard in its presentation as a "documentary" aiming to locate a mysterious couple who got engaged on a Long Island Railroad trek. I only watched it once, and I'm not really interested enough to Google around and see if this is a real thing or just a scripted setup for this clip.

It's alright, but as is often the case, the song is better than the video.

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

US Chart Roundup: From "First Kiss" To "Latch," There's Something Sexy For Everyone This Week

So, I can't skip mentioning the fact that this "First Kiss" video has been causing broads' panties to drop and the Rabbit to come off the shelf over the past few weeks. It's like, we know, baby — you haven't made out with anyone hardcore you just met since you were table dancing to Ginuwine, half-crocked, at the local university dive and that frat bro with bad white boy moves came up and rode your candy from behind while jamming his tongue down your throat. Too bad you weren't born a gay dude, though, because that's what we call Tuesday night.



ANYWAY, the video is a short film project where 20 people who just met make out, all set to the sound of Soko's "We Might Be Dead Tomorrow." The clip has 68 million YouTube views since it debuted a week and a half ago, and that's enough to cause Soko's 2012 song to debut at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Elsewhere, Justin Timberlake's "Not A Bad Thing" jumps up 25 positions to #42, while Naughty Boy and Sam Smith's "La La La" is up to #60. Hey, remember when I interviewed Naughty Boy last fall? You can watch that class here.



And speaking of Sam Smith, his pair-up with Disclosure, "Latch," debuts at #100, thus giving the UK dance duo their first single to make the Hot 100. In the UK, "Latch" peaked at #11 last year.

The U.S. Top 10:

1. "Happy" - Pharrell Williams *4 weeks*
2. "Dark Horse" - Katy Perry feat. Juicy J
3. "All Of Me" - John Legend
4. "Talk Dirty" - Jason Derulo feat. 2 Chainz
5. "Pompeii" - Bastille
6. "Team" - Lorde
7. "Counting Stars" - OneRepublic
8. "Drunk In Love" - Beyonce feat. Jay Z
9. "We Might Be Dead By Tomorrow" - Soko *new*
10. "The Man" - Aloe Blacc

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Kylie Minogue Shows Us All How To "Sexercize" In New Video & Launches Sexercize.tv

I'm not really sure why Kylie Minogue and her label and Roc Nation and whomever else was involved decided to choose "Sexercize" as the Kiss Me Once song to get a big push the week of the album's release, but there you have it. The track isn't really an official single...yet. Or is it? Who the fuck knows.

What we do know is that there's a Will Davidson-directed music video that premiered today, and it features Kylie doing all sorts of sexually-charged workout poses. Oh, and she totally gets her lesbian bump 'n' grind on with some other broad, too.



Also launched today: An interactive online hub called Sexercize.tv that features "visual interpretations of the song" by Roman Coppola, Mat Maintland, Starsky+Cox, VFiles, Gergoire Alexandre, Reilly and Hattie Stewart. Basically it looks like a bunch of fancy gifs.

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Sia Swings New Single "Chandelier" Onto iTunes: Listen

Okay, it's been one busy week, but let's get back into the swing of all that is pop trash. First up is Sia's brand new single "Chandelier." The Australian hitmaker been busy writing song for other broads like "Cannonball" (Lea Michele), "Pretty Hurts" (Beyonce) and "Diamonds" (Rihanna), but she kept this grand power ballad for herself.

This and Calvin Harris' "Summer" are two of my favorite new singles in the lead-up to springtime.

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Sunday, March 16, 2014

UK Chart Roundup: Kylie Minogue's "Into The Blue" Just Misses The Top 10

The good news: Kylie's "Into The Blue" has debuted at #12 on the official UK chart this week. That's her highest chart placing as lead artist since "Get Outta My Way," the second single off previous studio album Aphrodite, made it to the same position in 2010. (Following that, the Kylie-featuring Taio Cruz single "Higher" peaked at #8 the same year.)

The so-so news: This is only the third time a lead single off a Kylie Minogue album missed the Top 10 in the UK, the first being when "Word Is Out" from Let's Get To It peaked at #16 in 1991, followed by "Some Kind Of Bliss" off Impossible Princess scraping its way to #22 in 1997.

Here's how all of the lead single off Kylie's albums have fared in the UK:

1988: "I Should Be So Lucky" (Kylie), #1
1989: "Hand On Your Heart" (Enjoy Yourself), #1
1990: "Better The Devil You Know" (Rhythm Of Love), #2
1991: "Word Is Out" (Let's Get To It), #16
1994: "Confide In Me" (Kylie Minogue), #2
1997: "Some Kind Of Bliss" (Impossible Princess), #22
2000: "Spinning Around" (Light Years), #1
2001: "Can't Get You Out Of My Head" (Fever), #1
2003: "Slow" (Body Language), #1
2007: "2 Hearts" (X), #4
2010: "All The Lovers" (Aphrodite), #3
2014: "Into The Blue" (Kiss Me Once), #12

At any rate, Kylie has yet to do a live television performance of "Into The Blue," and given her current stint as judge on The Voice in the UK, surely that event must be coming? (Though, honestly, it seems like a missed opportunity to not have had her belt the out on the show last weekend.)

Kiss Me Once goes on sale in the UK tomorrow, and in the US on Tuesday (March 18).

The UK Top 10:

1. "Tsunami" - DVBBS & Bourgeous feat. Tinie Tempah *new* *1 week*
2. "My Love" - Route 94 feat. Jess Glynne
3. "Happy" - Pharrell
4. "I'm A Freak" - Enrique Iglesias feat. Pitbull *new*
5. "Rather Be" - Clean Bandit feat. Jess Glynne
6. "All Of Me" - John Legend
7. ""Dark Horse" - Katy Perry feat. Juicy J
8. "How I Feel" - Flo Rida *new*
9. "Nasty" - Pixie Lott *new*
10. "Money On My Mind" - Sam Smith

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Saturday, March 15, 2014

Kylie Minogue's 'Kiss Me Once' Bonus Tracks "Mr. President" & "Sleeping With The Enemy": Listen

An early copy of Kylie's Kiss Me Once arrived in the mail on Thursday, ahead of its March 18 (US) release next week. That prompted me to finally seek out the two bonus tracks online, "Mr. President" and "Sleeping With The Enemy."

"Mr. President" is the one everyone's jamming Barbie doll legs up themselves over, because it's a clubby jam that sounds like it could have been yanked out of Kylie's Fever era.



I dig it, but I'm a bit more partial to the subtle, moody "Sleeping With The Enemy," which Kylie wrote with Claude Kelly and Greg Kurstin. The latter produced the track, and I love the trippy '90s drum beat and the overall dreamy quality of the whole thing.



These two are on the US iTunes version of Minogue's album, but, annoyingly, we're not getting "Sparks" (which I put up here last weekend). It's relegated to being a Japanese bonus track, and the "Into The Blue" B-side in the UK.

What are you thinking of Kylie's bonus tracks from Kiss Me Once? My ranking of them:

1. Sparks
2. Sleeping With The Enemy
3. Mr. President

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It's Calvin Harris' New Single "Summer"

Calvin Harris teased the fuck out of his new single "Summer" all week, throwing snippets onto Instagram like a Pied Piper leading the pop chyldryn off a sexy cliff. But now the full song is finally here.

It's his first single since 2012's "Feel So Close" to feature his own vocals. I feel like he could have gotten any chart-topping diva to front this song, thus ensuring that we really would be hearing it all summer long. But, oh well — it works on its own.

"Summer" isn't going to revolutionize pop music in any way. But it's still better than most shit on the radio right now.

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There Are Two Seconds Of Jennifer Lopez's Video For "I Luh Ya Papi" Worth Watching

And here they are, in all their screen-grabbed glory.

The rest, alas, is trash.

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

US Chart Roundup: Hell Has 'Frozen' Over

I've somehow managed to steer clear of the entire Frozen phenomenon. I'm not quite sure how that happened, either, because there have been at least three or four weekends over the past three months where I said, "Okay, I'm just gonna finally go see this trash at the theater." Yet it never happened. The soundtrack has spent five non-consecutive weeks at #1. Still haven't seen it. The movie wins two Oscars. Nope.

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So here we are with the Academy Award-winning "Let It Go" cracking the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 at #9 this week. I like to think part of that is because of John Travolta butchering cast member Idina Menzel's name on stage at the Oscars, just before she belted out the Frozen hit. Such a cherished television moment.

Interestingly, the version of "Let It Go" performed by Demi Lovato — aka the one originally intended for radio — only peaked at #38, and currently sits way down at #61. Sorry, doll — they can't all be "Give Your Heart A Break."

Elsewhere on the chart, Coldplay's new single "Magic," from forthcoming album Ghost Stories, debuts at #24, while Phillip Phillips' "Raging Fire" enters at #58.

So anyway, maybe I'll go see Frozen once and for all this weekend. Or probably not...

The U.S. Top 10:

1. "Happy" - Pharrell Williams *3 weeks*
2. "Dark Horse" - Katy Perry feat. Juicy J
3. "All Of Me" - John Legend
4. "Talk Dirty" - Jason Derulo feat. 2 Chainz
5. "Pompeii" - Bastille
6. "Team" - Lorde
7. "Drunk In Love" - Beyonce feat. Jay Z
8. "Counting Stars" - OneRepublic
9. "Let It Go" - Idina Menzel
10. "Timber" - Pitbull feat. Ke$ha

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Three Hints At What Calvin Harris' Brand New Single "Summer" Is Going To Sound Like





There you have it. Thanks, Instagram!

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Monday, March 10, 2014

Kylie Minogue's 'Kiss Me Once': Listen In Full

Kylie Minogue's 12th studio album Kiss Me Once is finally out next week, and ahead of that, you can stream the standard edition in full at the Guardian's site. You can also read my interview with Kylie about the album (and other things) at Idolator.

And while you're at it, give me a follow on Instagram (@chartrigger), Tumblr and Twitter

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It's Lily Allen's 'Sheezus' Album Cover & Tracklist

Here's the cover of Lily Allen's upcoming third album Sheezus, which has a release date of May 5. If you've been paying attention to this whole rollout, then you've already heard five of the tracks, in the forms of Keane cover  "Somewhere Only We Know," Girls soundtrack trash "L8 CMMR" and singles  "Hard Out Here," "Air Balloon" and "Our Time."

Here's what all is on this gem:

1. Sheezus
2. L8 CMMR
3. Air Balloon
4. Our Time
5. Insincerely Yours
6. Take My Place
7. As Long As I Got You
8. Close Your Eyes
9. URL Badman 
10. Silver Spoon
11. Life For Me
12. Hard Out Here
13. Untitled
14. Somewhere Only We Know

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Lily Allen Has A Bimbo Summit With Herself In Her "Our Time" Music Video

Lily Allen's current single "Air Balloon" only just debuted on the UK chart yesterday — at #7, mind you — and she's already on to the next one. In the video for "Our Time," the singer re-enacts the infamous 2006 paparazzi shots of Lindsay Lohan, Britney Spears and Paris Hilton in a car together — thankfully minus the up-skirt pussy slip shots.

That's Lily playing all three hoes. And, wait — both Allen and Hilton released their debut albums back in '06. Coincidence?

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Sunday, March 09, 2014

UK Chart Roundup: Jess Glynne Lands Second #1 Single With Route 94's "My Love"

British singer Jess Glynne continues her hot streak on the UK chart this week with Route 94's amazing house track "My Love," which truly one of the best songs to come out of 2014 so far. The single goes in at #1, just as the Glynne-featuring Clean Bandit track "Rather Be" did in late January. That one is still hanging in there pretty high up, this week at #3.

If it's more Jess you're craving, here's her video for "Home," which she tossed on YouTube last month:



Elsewhere on the UK chart, Lily Allen's "Air Balloon" debuts at #7, thus marking her third Top 10 single in the past year. Coldplay's "Magic," meanwhile, enters at #10, their highest placing since the Rihanna-featuring "Princess Of China" made it to #4 in 2012.

The UK Top 10:

1. "My Love" - Route 94 feat. Jess Glynne *new* *1 week*
2. "Happy" - Pharrell
3. "Rather Be" - Clean Bandit feat. Jess Glynne
4. "Dark Horse" - Katy Perry feat. Juicy J
5. "Money On My Mind" - Sam Smith
6. "Say Something" - A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera
7. "Air Balloon" - Lily Allen *new*
8. "All Of Me" - John Legend
9. "Red Light" - Blame & Tiesto
10. "Magic" - Coldplay *new*

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Kylie Minogue's "Into The Blue" Out In The UK Today — Listen To B-Side "Sparks"

Today, Kylie Minogue's lead Kiss Me Once single "Into The Blue" was finally released in the UK, one of her biggest territories. Despite the album itself being a very solid addition to Kylie's catalog (it's out March 18 in the States), "Into The Blue" hasn't fared too well anywhere else. Well, that's not true — it made the Top 10 in Belgium and, um Croatia at least.

At any rate, below you'll find the utterly gorgeous B-side, "Sparks." (It's also a bonus track on the Japanese version of Kiss Me Once.) The song was produced and co-written by Matt Schwartz, who was behind Kylie's 2012 single "Timebomb."



* Read my Kylie Minogue interview for Idolator here.

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Friday, March 07, 2014

Kesha Is Out Of Rehab, Drops The Dollar Sign & Posts Happy Tweets & Pics

Queen Of Everything Ke$ha might just now be going by Kesha, or Kesha Rose. The troubled "Timber" soulstress finally checked out of rehab after two months yesterday...and it was 60 days of sleepless nights, high anxiety and tortured anguish for me all the while, I can assure you.

She subsequently proceeded to drop the $ from her name on Twitter, switched her handle from @keshasuxxx to @KeshaRose and added the description line "i'm a rainbow" to her profile. She also made the above pic her Twitter photo.

Below are Kesha's happy, post-rehab tweets.




So glad she's back to rule the world.

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Thursday, March 06, 2014

US Chart Roundup: So, About Justin Timberlake's "Not A Bad Thing"...

When Justin Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience — 2 Of 2 was released last fall, there were several complications, from a listener perspective: It was a bit too soon after the first version of the album (only six months separated them); the two leads singles, "Take Back The Night" and "TKO," were pretty weak compared to the first album's juggernaut "Mirrors"; there was really only one standout gem on the whole album, which was "Not A Bad Thing," but it was mashed up with hidden track "Pair Of Wings" and the whole thing had a run time of over 11 minutes.

Thankfully somebody had the bright idea to break the *NSYNC-esque mid-tempo "Not A Bad Thing" out on its own as a single, the third altogether off the album. JT performed it on the Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon last month, and the edited version of the single was made available a few days later on iTunes.



"Not A Bad Thing" debuts this week on the Billboard Hot 100 at #65. This one truly deserves a Top 10 placing.

The U.S. Top 10:

1. "Happy" - Pharrell Williams *2 weeks*
2. "Dark Horse" - Katy Perry feat. Juicy J
3. "Talk Dirty" - Jason Derulo feat. 2 Chainz
4. "All Of Me" - John Legend
5. "Pompeii" - Bastille
6. "Team" - Lorde
7. "Drunk In Love" - Beyonce feat. Jay Z
8. "Counting Stars" - OneRepublic
9. "Say Something" - A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera
10. "Timber" - Pitbull feat. Ke$ha

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Jennifer Lopez's New Single 'I Luh Ya Papi' Is Truly No Bueno

JHole is back with another stab at a hit again, this time courtesy of Detail, the producer who brought us all such gems as "Sexy Can I" and "Drunk In Love." The title is godawful. Hole's delivery is Beyonce-Lite and the chorus is obnoxious to the point where I want to power-drill my ears out everytime (Britney spelling!) I hear it. Which will really only be once, if I can help it.

Enjoy?

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Monday, March 03, 2014

Coldplay Announce 'Ghost Stories' Album, Release "Magic" Single: Listen

I'm really digging Coldplay's mid-tempo new single "Magic," which was made available for download with pre-orders of the band's upcoming sixth studio album Ghost Stories on iTunes late last night.



It's a straight forward track that's a complete 180 degrees from the experimental "Midnight," the band's new Radiohead/Kid A-esque song, also from the upcoming album, that saw a video premiere last week.



Ghost Stories has a May 19 release date. Below is the tracklist:

1. Always In My Head
2. Magic
3. Ink
4. True Love
5. Midnight
6. Another’s Arms
7. Oceans
8. A Sky Full Of Stars
9. O

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Sunday, March 02, 2014

UK Chart Roundup: Pharrell's "Happy" Back At #1, But Here Comes Route 94's "My Love"

Pharrell manages to climb back up to the #1 position with "Happy" on the UK chart for a fourth non-consecutive week, two full months after the song first reached the top. The first week "Happy" spent at the peak began on December 29, 2013. After being interrupted by Pitbull and Ke$ha's  "Timber" for a week, Pharrell's Oscar-nominated track went back to #1 for two more weeks, beginning on January 12, before relenting to the four-week reign of previous chart-topper, "Rather Be" by Clean Bandit and Jess Glynne.

Speaking of Jess, she also lent her vocals to Route 94's excellent, housey dance jam "My Love," which was just released in the UK and has already topped the iTunes chart. (It's also available on US iTunes.)



While I like "Happy," I'm hoping "My Love" knocks it for a loop next week on the chart.

The UK Top 10:

1. "Happy" - Pharrell Williams *4 weeks*
2. "Money On My Mind" - Sam Smith
3. "Rather Be" - Clean Bandit feat. Jess Glynne
4. "Dark Horse" - Katy Perry feat. Juicy J
5. "Say Something" - A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera
6. "Red Light" - Blame & Tiesto *new*
7. "Let Go For Tonight" - Foxes *new*
8. "Stay The Night" - Zedd feat. Hayley Williams
9. "All Of Me" - John Legend
10. "Can't Rely On You" - Paloma Faith *new*

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Saturday, March 01, 2014

Katy B's 'Little Red' Now Available On US iTunes

And that's just good news for people who like quality pop. Now, go get the first great album of 2014, already.

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Kiesza's "Hideaway" Is A Pretty Awesome Dance Track: Watch The Video

Newcomer Kiesza (pronounced Ky-za) hails from Canada and recently put out this video for her '90s-leaning dance-pop single "Hideaway." The video reminds me a bit of that old Madonna one where she's hanging with her friends in the streets of NYC, but is being wooed by that rich guy whose shit she eventually spray-paints over like a naughty little bitch.

Anyway, Kiesza is trained in ballet, and in this one-shot video, she busts several dance moves along the sidewalks of Brooklyn. Depending on where you read, her EP is due out on March 24th or the single is out in April.

Until then...

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